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What to expect

Start your day in a picture-perfect town by the river before strolling picturesque boardwalks, dining at a funky distillery and many riverside photo ops. This trip is a nice distance from the city and can be done year-round. Please note: this is the regular version (non-festive) of the "Festive Frolicking" road trip.

Trip Highlights

Grab a coffee in the most adorable bookstore cafe

Go shopping in a historic mill

Head to a brewery for lunch

Choose between a few trail options

Explore a riverside sculpture garden

Suggested for
  • Active roadtrippers
  • History buffs
  • Girlfriend getaways
Available to depart
This itinerary can be used any time of the year from Wednesday - Sunday. Please note: this is the regular version (non-festive) of the "Festive Frolicking" roadtrip.

Itinerary

Stop 1

Start your day in a town by the river. Grab a coffee and explore a few shops set in a historic mill from the 1800s.

Travel time to your next stop: 13 minutes

Stop 2

It’s time to stretch your legs! Here, we recommend two trails of varying lengths. One even lets you feed chickadees out of your hand.

Travel time to your next stop: 5 minutes

Stop 3

Up next? A farm distillery, brewery & restaurant all in one. If you’re not in the mood, we recommend a funky country market instead.

Travel time to your next stop: 15 minutes

 

Stop 4

Your last stop has you exploring a few gems in a small riverside city. Choose between a walk through a sculpture garden, a couple of breweries or a riverside stroll with a connection to Hollywood.

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Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

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Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

Bird Seed (optional)
Camera
Cash
Reusable shopping bags
Road Trip Snacks
Walking shoes
Water
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Vegan
Wheelchair Accessible

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See the approximate total round-trip driving distances/times below. These are driving distances only and do not factor in time spent at stops.

• From Toronto: 3 hours and 12 minutes / 251 km

• From Brampton: 2 hours and 55 minutes / 256 km

• From Oshawa: 4 hours and 7 minutes / 354 km

• From Oakville: 2 hours and 41 minutes / 222 km

• From Hamilton: 2 hours and 5 minutes / 145 km

• From Kitchener: 1 hour and 38 minutes / 86.5 km

• From London: 2 hours and 50 minutes / 222 km

• From Niagara Falls: 3 hours and 27 minutes / 292 km

• From Barrie: 4 hours and 18 minutes / 385 km

This itinerary can be used any time of the year from Wednesday – Sunday.

We recommend leaving before 9am to get through all of the stops in your day.

Unfortunately this trip is not pup-friendly.

We recommend bringing up to 2-5 people (or up to one carload).

After booking your trip, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a few recommended accommodation options.